These simple fingerless mitts work up fast. Make for a gift or to match your wardrobe.
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Skill Level: Easy
Size: 7 (8)” hand circumference x 7” length
Gauge: 20 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Hdc after wet blocking
Yarns: Harrisville Designs Shetland Fingering (100% Pure Wool; 217 yards [198 meters]/50 grams): #53 Silver Mist, 1 skein.
Hook: US size 2/C (2.75 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Blo – Back loop only.
Row 1: Ch 1, *sc blo in next st; rep from * to end of row, turn.
Rep Row 1 for patt.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st to end of row, turn.
Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1.
Row 5: Ch 1, * hdc in next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next 2; rep from * across to last 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc and 2 hdc in each ch-2 sp across to end of row, turn – 36 (42) sts.
Rep Rows 1-6 for patt.
Fingerless Mitts are worked flat from the cuff up, then seamed, leaving an opening for thumb.
Mitts (make 2)
Set-up Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 14 sts.
Work in Rib patt until piece meas 6½ (7½)” unstretched from beg ch. Do not turn at end of last row.
Set-up Row: Work 36 (42) sc evenly in end of each row across.
Work Rows 1-6 of Stitch Pattern 3 times.
Block as desire.
Sew side seam, leaving an opening for thumb.
Weave in all ends.
If you start with 14 stitches, how do you work rows #5 and 6 to add up to 42 stitches?
How many chain stitches to start?
Linda, If you look at the instructions and go down to where it says pattern, it says to Ch 15.
I hope that helps.